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This VR gun uses haptic feedback to simulate real gunfire

Striker VR Arena Infinity

Two years ago, Striker VR demoed an early version of its haptic recoil system designed to make fake guns feel like they're being fired while in virtual reality, a project that was initially designed for military training. Now the company is back with the Infinity v1, a working prototype of a haptic VR gun that can simulate a number of different weapons being fired.

Striker VR gave Road to VR a demo of its new Infinity v1 prototype:

The Infinity v1 features single, burst, and auto firing modes, as well as modes for futuristic weapons like a railgun that you'll come across in first-person shooters. Striker VR used an affixed tracker for the demo, but the company told Road to VR that it will support a number of tracking systems alongside PhaseSpace and Sixense STEM tracking, which are already supported. The big three consumer VR platforms — PlayStation’s Move, Oculus’ Constellation, and Valve’s Lighthouse — are next in line to receive support, according to Striker VR.

Although the gun is only a prototype, Striker VR says it's planning on releasing an SDK to select partners before the end of the year, and hinted that a consumer version may not be far behind.